CN Updates - December 2017

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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby KC8RBK » Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:52 pm

eb by 205 at 1750. 2 units in the lead and a mid-train dpu
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:09 pm

The only freight train on the Holly today (so far) south of Pontiac was what looked like an all-autorack 280 that just went SB past MP 22.5 at 7 pm.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby kc8bdr » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:12 pm

Just caught what looked liks.like 116 near MP 14 in Royal Oak.
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Near Mile Post 32 on CN's Holly Subdivision
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:04 am

Westbound through East Lansing at 07:00.

CN 2637 or 2647, BCOL 4614, CN 2116.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:41 pm

Train 116 followed Amtrak 353 out of Pontiac around 10:50 am. Short train, all intermodal so maybe the power will come back lite to Pontiac later.

A local, looked like 950 from the consist, SB past MP 22.5 at 11:20 am with 6223.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:09 pm

A451 was going around the Chicago Wye in Durand heading west on the Flint Sub at 5:05pm with CN 5409, CN 5678, and a couple of CN engines I missed the numbers of.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:19 pm

L502 with CN 2899, BC Rail 4654, and CN 5702 was passing the Durand depot heading south down the Holly Sub towards Detroit at 5:15pm. About 46 cars.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:44 pm

Amtrak 364 running late tonight. Just departed East Lansing at 21:44.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:16 pm

Dan Cluley wrote:Amtrak 364 running late tonight. Just departed East Lansing at 21:44.


Just arrived at Durand 42 minutes late.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby SD40-2 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:46 pm

L315 (empty windmill train) was through Copetown, ON at 15:52 with CN 5346 and 48 flats

M384 had CN 8964, CN 2632, and CREX 1502 this afternoon. The CREX lead in to Sarnia
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:33 am

116 with CN #5619 & 5636 through Lansing at 02:33.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:21 am

149 through Emmett right now. 4 units on point. 4th unit is GECX 2034.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:52 am

What looked like a late and short 116 SB past MP 22.5 on the Holly just now at 6:50 am. He and the earlier Amtrak were moving at regular speeds even though the temperature is minus 4 degrees. I thought that on welded rail they restricted the speeds when it was below zero out due to pull-apart concerns?
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby KC8RBK » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:09 am

Eb by 205 at 0805 with 1 unit leading and a mid-train dpu.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:42 pm

Train 515 was at Pontiac Yard with a long train mostly of wood products on centerbeams at 11:15 am looking like it was ready to head south.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:53 pm

Q149 is going west through Durand at 11:50am. Two generic CN's leading.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:54 pm

IC 1027 solo leading an eastbound manifest was going through Durand at 1:24pm on the Flint Sub. Q148 was going through Durand heading east at 1:50pm as well.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:24 pm

At 2:15 pm a Q119 went NB on Main 1 at MP 22.5 on the Holly. The DPU was a blue BCRail unit. Long train with a big cut of empty well cars in the middle. This was what that lite power that drifted SB this morning was headed to.

Less than a minute after the DPU on 119 cleared my backyard, Train 451 went NB on Main 2 with two CN units and one black IC one and a long train.

And at 2:30 returning local 950 drifted NB back to Pontiac with a couple boxcars to finish the NB parade this afternoon (I suspect 515 will be late returning today).

Great two-track mainline action on the Holly south of Pontiac.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby atrainguy60 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:18 pm

Manistique wrote:At 2:15 pm a Q119 went NB on Main 1 at MP 22.5 on the Holly. The DPU was a blue BCRail unit. Long train with a big cut of empty well cars in the middle. This was what that lite power that drifted SB this morning was headed to.

Less than a minute after the DPU on 119 cleared my backyard, Train 451 went NB on Main 2 with two CN units and one black IC one and a long train.

And at 2:30 returning local 950 drifted NB back to Pontiac with a couple boxcars to finish the NB parade this afternoon (I suspect 515 will be late returning today).

Great two-track mainline action on the Holly south of Pontiac.


Q119 was going through Durand at 4pm.
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Re: CN Updates - December 2017

Unread postby Manistique » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:46 pm

Amtrak 351 was an hour or so late today. Of interest is that it had three coaches, a snack car and a baggage car for the first time this winter to, if I recall correctly, make it the right length on CN to trigger the grade crossing signals. This was the winter consist the last two winters on this shorter Wolverine train.

At 8 pm Train 391 went NB past MP 22.5 with one locomotive (I think it was a 5400).
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